Thursday, 28 January 2016

Wake Me Up, When It's May (January 27, 2016)

Cruelest part
Of Winter
Is almost over.

As the "Killing" Moon
Slowly resides
Into the distant horizon
Marking the end
Of January.

February brings forth
The old Celtic observation
Of Imbolc
Winter's midpoint.

North Americans
Have changed
To Groundhog Day
With silly rituals
To predict
Winter's end.

(Never mind
It's my birthday
As well.

I've stopped celebrating
Since 1984
With the sudden death
Of my opa.)

As if
This rudely awaken
Hibernating rodent
Can see it's shadow
Through the glare
Of the TV camera lights.

Anything for
A buck or two
That tourists bring.

Therisa © 2016

Author's note: For more information about the Celtic celebration of Imbolc, you can check out, the following wikipedia entry: .

Personally, February 2nd, seems to be a magnet for bad events for me, as I'm, either sick with a cold/flu or something bad happens. Honestly, I wish I could hibernate, until May, when the warmer weather is here, and there's no chance of a late snowstorm, like the ones that happen, in April.


  1. this was interesting. I've seen the Groundhog. It is ultra-cute. but wild indeed.

  2. Thank you, James. Sadly, in Ontario, until wintertime comes, the roads and highways are littered with their dead bodies, from passing cars and trucks.


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